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Thursday, June 18. 2009
US public wary of deficit, economic intervention. Rightly so. Only fools trust a government. Related: 100 Stimulus projects to really piss you off. You earned this money, friends. Has anybody thanked for it you, lately?
Join a union, and get tax-free med insurance. Like a free toaster? We Maggie's Farm slaves need a union now. Fellow slaves, when did we last get paid?
Hey, Conservatives. Time to connect with your inner Visigoth.
Drunk pedophiles in Canadian government? It hasn't been disproven.
Lots of smart people are bearish. Morgan Stanley's Roach certainly is. Kudlow, much as I enjoy him, is a perennially sunny optimist by nature, so you almost have to discount him.
AmeriCorps scandal update. Michelle
Mr. Free Market with an alternative to the no-stab knife
Is it all about shoes? Pointing out the dangers of socialism simply won't sway liberals in the health care debate.
The first female President. From Sissy:
Signs of recession: All You Can Sex flat rate
Putin warns the O about increasing corporate taxes. America is the world's driving economic force, so the rest of the world needs our spending back.
Will Feds refuse to bail out California?
Related: The "Public Option" is the Son of Medicaid. Henninger. He also explains why state legistators have become irrelevant, often corrupt clowns: they have nothing to do because most spending is mandated leaving them little room for their own fun spending of your money.
Related: Stan Greenberg on Why Health Care could fail again
Why would anybody go into medicine if the government is going to make your decisions for you on a cost basis, if you are essentially on the government payroll and compensated on a money-losing basis (after overhead, Medicaid is a money-loser for doctors and Medicare pays them for office work at clerical rates), and yet you remain entirely vulnerable to lawsuits for every outcome?
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Good job the State Dept circumvented Obama re Twitter.
The NYT published the names of the Iranians coordinating the Twitter revolution. Likely got them arrested.
Is the spirit of the USA dying? Looks that way.
Presumably only when the US MSM procrastinates about "freedom" (uniquely as an American concept of course and again in a liberal way) only then is it worth protecting those involved in trying to gain it.
Obama is not showing well on English TV at the moment,his erm erm erm delivery and hesitation over Iran is not going down well at all....hooray!
Hussein0 meddling is apparent US State Department
It follows his lead despite the lies he feeds to the adoring masses.
Screw the Iranians.
Thanks so much for the nice link. 'LOVE your "first female president"!
(Note for your techie: Can't get Trackback to work so tried a link here in comments and got "Spam Prevention: Invalid message)
For you, Leag.... Keep your head.
TIGARD, Ore. (AP) - Authorities said a woman obsessed with rabbits is in trouble again: In violation of probation terms, she was found holed up in a hotel room with more than a dozen rabbits. Officers said they had to break into the room Tuesday and found eight adults and half a dozen baby rabbits, one dead. The police say some were caged, some roaming.
They arrested 47-year-old Miriam Sakewitz.
She was arrested in 2007 with more than 250 rabbits in squalid conditions. In a plea deal, she was forbidden to have animals for five years.
Before her conviction, police said, she broke into a holding area to retrieve her rabbits. Four months after the plea deal, she was sent to jail for three days for having a rabbit.
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;
"Keep YOUR HEAD
Hussein0's lack of balls doesn't make him a female but it does win him a favored place amongst his Muhammadan brothers.
Iran is a Islamic abomination which will remain at enmity with America and the West regarless of which ball sack the Mullah's choose to be president.
Iran will still need to bombed out of it's nuclear weapons abmbitions.
Re: the rounded-point knife. The commenters at the link are correct that it can be converted to a pointy dangerous knife in a few minutes. In some households, those few minutes are when the husband or wife or enraged teen is grabbing the first handle in the dishrack for a weapon. A round-end knife might reduce some impulse stabbings or reduce the severity of the injury from such incidents.
A knife like this may be safer in many household and industrial settings like restaurants -- not because of assaults but just as a less exposed cutting surface in normal use. I've put sutures into many people's hands.
Yeah, but it makes for a pretty crappy game of Mumblypeg...or 5-finger fillet...
Ask you elected Washington DC official: Why is our hard earned tax money spent on an agency where discretion is discrimination. Make a copy of the following letter as an enclosure with your question.
June 26, 2009
Mr. Robert I. Cusick, Director
Office of Government Ethics
1201 New York Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Dear Mr. Cusick:
The matter of apparent bribery and influence peddling in an Executive Branch civil rights law enforcement agency (EEOC) previously directed to your office remains unanswered. The enclosed Integrity Committee (IC) letter dated February 13, 2009, appears to be in the Executive Level Department of Justice may have been solicited by a few bad apples to let’s say do a “cover-up” for the wrongdoers that could go to jail.
The perception is a scheme between the Inspector General (IG) and IC to suggest alteration an official government document title 18 sec. 1001 is the discretion of the IG to investigate. IG does not investigate violation of Federal criminal law. EEOC is a law enforcement agency. Correct? This creates the appearance to hatch a plot between the IC and IG in league with others to prevent disclosing 28 U.S.C. 535 in IC communication. Any violation of law involving Government officers and employees is to be expeditiously directed to the Attorney General of the United States. Is that correct sir? No mention of sec. 535 in the Assistant Legal Counsel letter dated APR 28 2006. No mention of sec. 535 in correspondence to an elected official, only nothing more can be done. Looks like EEOC Director and Staff Attorney Phoenix, AZ simply lied to the officeholder. No mention of Kathy Orem ethics official Office of Legal Counsel who has communication relating to violation law involving Executive Branch employees. There has been silence by EEOC offices in California and North Carolina to disclose communications received relating to violation of title 18, including document destruction, and refusing to forward a charge of harm or injury caused to the investigative entity for filing an EEOC charge.
Executive Branch employees across the country can be seen dismantling the ethics program and debasing civil rights. Those that dice with Federal criminal law reached over to another section of government for an apparent favor to intentionally mislead the investigation of violation of law involving Government officers and employees. Discretion is not law or legal regulation but the operative word to discriminate, avoid the truth or to “cover-up.” Are the employees required to disclose anything of value received to set aside or “cover-up” civil rights abuses to the Internal Revenue Service?
Clearly those in EEOC do not share the concept of equal treatment and evade the ethical standards and obligation of public service for private gain. This looks like a few that may not be fit for public service? Your comment and proposed action sir?
Richard J. Davidson
5122 Cedros Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
cc: Kathy Orem EEOC & Others
Hon. Jeff Flake
Sen. Jon Kyl
Office of Professional Responsibility
Hon. Trent Franks
Hon. John Shadegg